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How RMBS was brought to Australia

EXCLUSIVE The ‘father’ of residential mortgage-backed securities in Australia, Vernon Spencer, reveals the origin story of how securitisation was developed in Australia.

Federal government backs CFR debanking strategy

The government has backed the four recommendations put forward by the Council of Financial Regulators to take action on debanking.

Temenos launches digital mortgage solution for lenders

The technology provider has launched a new, AI-powered digital mortgage solution for lenders that aims to accelerate settlement times and reduce costs.

Home Guarantee expanded to enable more people to participate

Permanent residents, cohabiting friends, and previous home owners will be able to access the Home Guarantee Scheme in July, the federal government has announced.

ACCC seeks views on issues affecting Australian savers

The competition watchdog is calling on banks and bank savers to submit their views on competition and issues affecting retail deposits, as part of its pricing inquiry.

ACCC ‘keen to understand’ credit and deposit rate hikes

The competition watchdog wants to know how banks approach credit and deposit rate changes, with a public issues paper for its deposits inquiry imminently expected.

Government urged to act as women’s financial progress recedes

For the first time in a decade, women’s financial progress finished the year in negative figures, triggering calls for the government to act.

Home loan offering takes off at Qantas

Qantas has launched a white label mortgage offering through its money service, Qantas Money, giving borrowers up to 100,000 Qantas Points per year.

Credit scores unexpectedly improved in 2022: Experian

Despite high inflation and a rising cash rate, the average Australian’s credit score increased during 2022, new data from Experian has shown.

Treasurer urges ACCC to look into deposit rates

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has asked the competition watchdog to look at the rates offered on deposit accounts in light of increases in the cash rate.


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